Henry Harpending, American anthropologist, Died at 72


Henry Cosad Harpending was born on January 13, 1944, and died on April 3, 2016.

He was an American anthropologist.

He was a population geneticist and Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah.

He received his A.B. degree from Hamilton College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972.

Henry was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Henry Harpending also studied genetic and morphometric variation within and between human populations with mathematical models, examining hypotheses such as population growth, divergence, and gene flow.

He did extended fieldwork in Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia) and spoke the !Kung language fluently.

Henry Harpending passed away at 72 yrs old.